The Container Overview widget gives a graphical presentation of the health, risk, and efficiency of an object or list of objects in the environment.

How the Container Overview Widget Works

The Container Overview widget displays the current status, the status for a previous time period of the health, risk, and the efficiency of an object or list of objects. You can configure the widget to display information for one or more objects that you are interested in when you select the Object mode during configuration of the widget. The widget displays information for all objects from an object type or types when you select the Object Type mode during configuration of the widget. You can open the object detailed page of each object in the data grid when you click the object.

Where You Find the Container Overview Widget

The widget might be included on any of your custom dashboards. In the left pane, click Home to see your configured dashboards.

The data that appears in the widget depends on how you configured it. To configure the widget, click the pencil on the title bar to configure the settings.

Container Overview Widget Options

The Container Overview widget includes toolbar options and data grid options.

Table 1. Container Overview Widget Toolbar

Option

Description

Perform Multi-Select Interaction

If the widget is a provider for another widget on the dashboard, you can select multiple rows and click this button. The receiving widget then displays only the data related to the selected interaction items.

Use Ctrl+click for Windows, or Cmd+click for Mac OS X, to select multiple individual objects or Shift+click to select a range of objects, and click the icon to enable the interaction.

Filter

You can filter the objects in the data grid.

Dashboard Navigation

You can explore information from another dashboard.

Note:

This toolbar icon exists when you configure the widget to interact with a widget from another dashboard. Use Dashboard Navigation menu during dashboard configuration to configure the widgets to interact.

When you select an object from an object data grid and click the toolbar icon, it takes you to a related dashboard. For example, you can configure the widget to send information to a Topology Graph widget that is on another dashboard, for example dashboard 1. When you select a VM from the data grid, click Perform Multi-Select Interaction , click Dashboard Navigation and select Navigate > dashboard 1. It takes you to dashboard 1, where you can observe selected VM and objects related to it.

The data grid provides information on which you can sort and filter.

Table 2. Container Overview Widget Data Grid

Option

Description

Name

Name of the object

Health

Shows information about the health parameter.

Status displays the badge of the current health status of an object. You can check the status in a tool tip when you point to the badge.

Last 24 Hours displays the statistic of health parameter for last 24 hours.

Risk

Shows information about the risk parameter.

Status displays the badge of the current risk status of an object. You can check the status in a tool tip when you point to the badge.

Last Week displays the statistics of the health parameter for the last week.

Efficiency

Shows information about the efficiency parameter.

Status displays the badge of the current efficiency status of an object. You can check the status in a tool tip when you point to the badge.

Last Week displays statistic of the efficiency parameter for the last week.